Lowell Catholic in the News


Young Scientists stand out at LC
Lowell Catholic Elementary School’s  robust STREAM based curriculum offers hands on, project

based learning,  inspiring  students to pursue an interest in the sciences and engineering. At the

annual Science Fair, students in grades 4-8 volunteered to present exhibits on a range of topic

such as biology, engineering, nutrition, physics, chemistry and electricity. Parents, students and

faculty were invited to Nangle Hall to view over 40 exhibits, the result of the students hard work

and dedication.

In addition to presentation skills and teamwork, their exploration into scientific discovery also

required planning ahead, creative thinking and the development of strong writing and math skills

to report their findings.

“It was so much fun” reported LC fourth grader, Ellen McMahon of Lowell who teamed up with

classmate Anna Deignan of Dracut, “I loved being able to work with a partner and choose our

own project.” Anna and Ellen tested several liquids for the viability of growing beans and

ultimately found that soil and sunlight were absolutely necessary ingredients. Ellen reported that

her favorite project was one that tested the viscosity of water completed by classmate, Zach.

“I was so inspired by the energy level and passion of the students. They genuinely showed their

excitement as they presented their work and were also really engaged in seeing what other

  students learned as well.” Reported Associate Principal of Elementary Education, Dan Price.

“Each event LC has held this year has been a first for the school, so it was wonderful to have

the resources available to collaborate with Dr. Somdata Chowdhury, Chair of LC’s High School

Science Department. Her guidance was invaluable. The teachers have sparked this love of

learning at the Elementary school and that love showed in their work.”

LC Elementary has   begun an after school Science club for 1st - 3rd graders and a Scratch

Programming club for 4th through 8th graders. LC’s Brownie troop also recently completed their

STEM badge as well.

If you are interested in learning more about Lowell Catholic please contact Ms. Kristina Hills,

Director of Admissions at admissions@lowellcatholic.org or visit www.lowellcatholic.org for

details. Applications are still being accepted for the 2017-2018 school year.
LC Students attend XBSS Retreat

LOWELL -- The mission of the Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools, derived from the teaching of the Xaverian Brothers, is to serve the Catholic Church in its work in evangelization through education. As a member of the select XBSS network of schools, Lowell Catholic participated in the XBSS retreat that offers students the ability to create lasting bonds, explore their faith, and learn about concepts and practices of being effective leaders.

From March 5-9, the five Lowell Catholic junior leaders, accompanied by senior leader, Ariana Vitorino and Deacon Fran Burke, Lowell Catholic's director of spiritual life, attended the annual national retreat. They brought back with them a deeper faith, sense of service for the community and leadership skills that will be quickly put to use on campus.

As one of many on-campus initiatives, these new junior class leaders have already begun working with their senior XBSS counterparts on the March Madness can drive to support the Lowell Transitional Living Center and the Merrimack Valley Food Bank. The first week of the can drive produced more than 1,300 cans of nonperishable food items.


LC Prepares for Bishop Gala

LOWELL -- On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, Lowell Catholic will hold its 16th annual Bishop John R. McNamara Awards Gala at Lenzi's Millhouse in Dracut.

The gala began in honor of Bishop McNamara, who recognized the growth potential Lowell Catholic offers as the leader in secondary education in the city. Lowell Catholic's growth is now a reality, with the offering of pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

In keeping with Bishop McNamara's wishes, all proceeds from the gala will directly benefit the students of Lowell Catholic via scholarships and financial aid. Nearly 60 percent of Lowell Catholic students receive some sort of financial-aid package or merit scholarship to help defray the cost of their educational expenses. Lowell Catholic strongly believes that a rich and vibrant education based on the foundation of Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts and Math (STREAM), should be open and accessible for students from all socioeconomic backgrounds, resulting in successful, well-rounded students.

Each year, the Lowell Catholic community and its supporters gather at the gala to honor those who generously contribute to Catholic education and the betterment of the Lowell community.

This year's Bishop McNamara Award recipients are Mark Cochran, president and CEO of Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union, an institution involved in more than 100 local charities, and Jack Sullivan, president of Gavin & Sullivan Architects, a loyal supporter of Lowell Catholic.

 
 

The Lowell Catholic Alumni Achievement Award will be presented to 1993 graduate Paul A. Hardy Jr., owner and director of Blake Funeral Home in Chelmsford.

Lowell Catholic will honor past traditions of St. Margaret School by presenting Danielle (Bergeron) McFadden, Class of 1997, with the Distinguished Graduate Award. McFadden is president and CEO of the Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce.

To purchase tickets or to sponsor the event, visit www.lowellcatholic.org/bishop. For other questions, call Robbie Barnes, Senior Advancement Coordinator, at 978.452.1794, ext. 141, or at rbarnes@lowellcatholic.org.

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Elementary School Events

Mar
22
Winter Athletics Banquet
Time: 6:30 PM
For students who participated in High School Athletics. Tickets Required.
Mar
24
3rd Quarter Ends
Mar
27
Celebrating the Arts Week
March 27th - March 31st

High School Events

Mar
22
Winter Athletics Banquet
Time: 6:30 PM
For students who participated in High School Athletics. Tickets Required.
Mar
23
GetREAL
Time: 6:30 PM
Mar
23
PAWS
Time: 7:00 PM
Mar
24
3rd Quarter Ends